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Trauma Nurse Lead

Company: Trident Medical Center
Location: Charleston
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Job Description:

Is your current role providing you the level of

challenge and fulfillment you are looking for? Are you an experienced Trauma, ED or ICU Nurse searching for a new

role offering huge opportunity for growth? If so, consider our outstanding

opportunity as a Trauma Nurse Lead with Trident Medical Center in Charleston.

We invite you to learn

more about the fantastic opportunity, who we are and how you can join our

dynamic Trauma team. Trident Medical Center is a 313-bed major

medical center providing a comprehensive range of services and specialties

including a 24-hour emergency room with a Level II Trauma Center. The

hospital's specialty services include an award-winning Heart Center, the South

Carolina Institute for Robotic Surgery, the Trident Breast Care Center and the

Joseph M. Still Burn Clinic, the region's only outpatient burn clinic offering

services to patients of all ages. Trident Medical Center offers Critical Care

Services and 24/7 hospitalist and intensivist programs. For more than 40 years,

Trident Medical Center has proudly served patients and families in Berkeley,

Charleston and Dorchester Counties. And, as the only Level ll Trauma

Center in the North Charleston area Trident Medical Center has the proven

expertise to save lives, currently treating more than 1,000 trauma patients

annually.

We want you to join our

tradition of excellence. Intrigued? If so, apply today. We'd love to hear from

you. Come join our team of dedicated professionals that are committed to

delivering the best patient care in the world.

Benefits:

We offer you a generous

compensation package including: competitive pay, paid time off, 401k, medical,

dental, vision and life insurance, tuition reimbursement employee stock

purchase plan and potential sign-on and/or relocation bonus.

Position Summary:

We are searching for a Trauma Nurse Lead for a

full-time night shift (7p-7a) position. This is an exciting time

for our program and with that, we are looking to build an elite team of trauma

nurse experts who will be looked to as leaders and mentors in the hospital.



Essential Core

Functions:

The Trauma Nurse Lead (TNL) reports to the Trauma Program Director

and provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures

and guidelines set forth by Trident Medical Center and the Trauma Service. In collaboration with the patient, the

patient's family and other members of the health care team, the TNL is

responsible for assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and

coordination of treatment plans for the incoming trauma patient. The TNL demonstrates

strong trauma clinical assessment skills, nursing intervention, and strong

communication/leadership skills.

1.

Responsible

for trauma bay readiness

2.

Coordinates

and triages all incoming trauma patient activations

3.

Functions

independently in the role of TNL 1

(scribe) or TNL 2 (bedside)

4. Reviews/evaluates all activations for triage

level appropriateness

5. Assists with admission consultations as

directed by the primary trauma surgeon

6. Manages care as directed by the primary trauma

surgeon

7. Responsible for documentation compliance

8. Responds to in-house trauma patients critical

needs

9. Facilitates psychosocial support

10.

Mentors ED and Inpatient nurses caring

for trauma patients

11.

Assist in training and in-servicing

needs

12. Attends daily multi-disciplinary rounds

13. Identifies and reports trauma audit filters through

the defined trauma PI process

14. Participate in scholarly activities to

include TNCC course instruction

15. Functions as clinical liaison for

pre-hospital partners

16. Facilitates trauma bay time outs and

debriefings in collaboration with primary surgeon

17. Assists the ED with patient care during downtimes

and times of surge

18. Authority to receive and place telephone and

verbal orders on all patients on the trauma service

19. Participates in additional duties as assigned

by the Trauma Medical Director and/or the Trauma Program Director.

Qualifications:



  • Education: Graduated

    from an NLN accredited school of nursing; BSN or MSN preferred.

  • Licensure/Certification: South Carolina RN

    License, BLS, ACLS, TNCC, PALS and willingness to obtain TNCC instructor

    certification within 6 months of hire required; And, ENPC, TCRN, CEN

    and/or CCRN preferred.

  • Experience: Minimum of 1 year

    of experience in emergency/trauma or surgical critical care nursing

    required with a minimum of 1 year of in direct ED trauma resuscitation experience

    strongly preferred.

    We are so excited to

    speak with you about this phenomenal opportunity. Apply to hear more.

    We are an equal

    opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate

    on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual

    orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    Keywords: Trident Medical Center, Charleston , Trauma Nurse Lead, Healthcare , Charleston, South Carolina

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